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by Kay Stephenson This race has been run in Virginia-Highland for at least 30 years – we are a little fuzzy on the date, but it was sometime between 1985 and 1987. Ed Williams, who has managed our race for many years, started the Virginia-Highland Track Club in 1984. That group organized a few St. Patrick’s ...

Renew Atlanta extends deadline for comments to March 29. On Monday, March 14th, the VCHA Board unanimously voted to support the Monroe Road Diet and to submit a letter to Renew Atlanta and City Council in support of the Road Diet. Meanwhile, Renew Atlanta has extended to March 29 the deadline to submit comments on the ...

On Wednesday, March 8th, residents were treated to lively discussion with representatives from the Atlanta Police Department. Deputy Chief Tim Quiller, Community Services Division Commander and Major Marisha Shepherd, Community Oriented Policing Section Commander, were joined by Majors Timothy Peek and James Shaw who command Zone 6 and Zone 2 respectively. Also represented were the ...

by Robin Ragland The last-ever Morningside Mile will be run at noon on Sunday, March 26. Help make it the fundraiser that pushes the fundraising campaign over the finish line! We are $15,000 from reaching our goal of $120,000for the restoration of our Fire Station 19. The finish line is in sight, but we can’t get ...

by David Brandenberger, VHCA Board Member and Chair of the Parks Committee The VHCA Parks Committee is happy to announce that our next volunteer work day for Parks will happen the morning of Saturday, March 11th at 9:00 am at John Howell Park. The goal will be to do general debris clean-up and routine maintenance–with a particular ...

The agenda for the March 13 General and Board Meeting of the Virginia-Highland Civic Association has been published and may be found under the VAHI-About VHCA Meetings tab of the website. The public is invited to attend.

by Kay Stephenson, VHCA Vice President Do you have something to share with the Virginia-Highland Community? We want the VHCA web page and our other media platforms to be Information Central for the neighborhood and beyond. You might have noticed that recently we have been adding many more events to the VHCA Calendar on the right-hand side ...

The minutes for the monthly Civic Association Board/General meeting for February 13, 2017 have been posted and may be found under the VAHI  – Meeting Minutes tab.

By Rob Glancy The Sixth Annual Intown Ten 10K and 5K Road Races are coming up on Sunday March 5, 2017. New this year we have added a USATF certified 5K that will start one hour before the 10K.  We like to call it the Intown Ten “Lite”. I started the Intown Ten for similar reasons that ...

By Eleanor Barrineau, VHCA Safety Chair Public safety continues to be a high priority for Virginia-Highland residents. On Saturday, March 4th at 10 am at Church of Our Saviour (N. Highland at Los Angeles), come and hear from experts about how the Atlanta Police Department (APD) is using cameras to fight crime, and participate in a ...

By Jenifer Keenan I am very happy to report that the parties have reached a settlement in the Todd Memorial Litigation.  A copy of the settlement agreement can be viewed here. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the defendants will pay $25,000 and VHCA’s insurers will contribute an additional $5,000.  The settlement proceeds will be used ...

by Jenifer Keenan, VHCA President The dangerous conditions on Monroe have led to two fatalities on the quarter mile section of the street in VaHi the last year. That is two deaths too many. The best way for each of us to improve the safety on Monroe is to attend the February 28th Renew Atlanta Meeting ...

Learn More at Pickets, Protests, and a Parkway By Kay Stephenson, Vice President, VHCA Inman Park residents Cristy Lenz and Sandi Parker want us to know about the 30-year battle to stop a proposed 8-lane raised interstate. It would have cut through the heart of several intown neighborhoods including Virginia-Highland. Some in our neighbors have heard the ...

By Kay Stephenson, Vice President, VHCA Residents of Morningside/Lenox Park and Virginia-Highland attended a public forum with representatives of Atlanta Police Department on Monday February 6th at Haygood United Methodist Church. In attendance were new APD Chief Erika Shields, Deputy Chief Jeffery Glazier, Major Marisha Shepherd, Major Timothy Peek and Captain Neil Klotzer from Zone Six, and ...

by Eleanor Barrineau, VHCA Safety Chair Public safety was the #1 issue for Virginia-Highland residents who completed a recent survey.  On Saturday, March 4th at 10 am at Church of Our Saviour (N. Highland at Los Angeles), come and hear from experts about how the Atlanta Police Department (APD) is using cameras to fight crime, and ...